In memory of
Mary Anna (Franzen) Chapman
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In memory of
Mary Anna (Franzen) Chapman
Mary A. Chapman, 75, Red Oak, died Monday, October 10, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Society, Red Oak. Mary Anna Chapman, the daughter of Erick G. and Mary (Rossander) Franzen, was born April 3, 1941, at Red Oak. Mary was raised in the Red Oak, Elliott and Griswold areas. She graduated in 1958 from Wales-Lincoln High School in Wales and moved to Delaware where she worked as a secretary. In 1970, she returned to Iowa. On April 1, 1972, Mary married Andrew Zane Chapman at Harrison, Ark. They lived in Branson, Mo., where Mary worked in a garment factory. In 1984, she and Andrew moved to Malvern. In l988, Mary began a 20-year career at the Glenwood State School with the food service department. Following her retirement in 2008, Mary worked at the Malvern Senior Center. Later in 2008, Mary made her home in Red Oak, where she enjoyed teaching water aerobics at the Montgomery County Family YMCA. Mary's hobbies included crocheting, dancing and listening to country music. She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and past member of the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, volunteering in the Lemon Tree gift shop. Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Andrew Chapman on Nov. 28, 2002; step-sons, Michael, Andrew C. and William Chapman; step-daughter, Jean Johnson; brother, Swaine Franzen; and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Mary is survived by her son, James (Brittney) Chapman, Davenport; step-sons, Warren (Donna) Chapman, Council Bluffs, and Kenneth Chapman, Shenandoah; step-daughters, LuAnn (Rick) Nease, Red Oak, and Mary (Richard) Lanning, Wymore, Neb.; several step-grandchildren and many step-great-grandchildren; brother, Bernie Franzen and friend Nettie of Forest City, Mo.; sister-in-law, Betty Chapman, Massena; brothers-in-law, Lewis Chapman, Wiota, and Virgil Boos, Cumberland; special friend, Tom Hiers and his sons, Council Bluffs; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. May God bless her memory and give strength to those who mourn. Funeral Service was held Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Red Oak. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Red Oak. Rev. Dr. Eric Kutzli officiated. A memorial is being established in Mary's name. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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